Scope and Content
Title: Daughters of American Colonists (Stockton, Calif. Chapter) Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1957-1997
Collection number: Mss284
Extent: 1.5 linear ft.
University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
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Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Daughters of American Colonists (Stockton, Calif. Chapter)
Papers, Mss284, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the
Women -California -Stockton -Societies and clubs
Stockton (Calif.) -Social life and customs
Daughters of American Colonists (Stockton, Calif. Chapter)
The members of this organization must be descended from persons who were resident in the
British North American colonies prior to July 4, 1776. The national society was founded
in Washington D.C. in 1921. The first California Chapter was established in 1925 and the
Stockton Chapter was organized November 5, 1957 as the twenty-fourth in the state. The
objects of the society are to make known the deeds of the American colonists and to
foster patriotism in the community. Member activities include: genealogy and history
research and writing, community service on (and fund-raising for) various projects and
encouragement of patriotism at the community level through placement of plaques at
historic sites and acquisition of American flags for schools and other entities. The
society also provides college scholarships for American Indians. The Stockton Chapter has
donated copies of local cemetery records to the National Society Library, contributed
funds to a state genealogy microfilm project, given public presentations on important
historic figures like Betsy Ross before other civic clubs and provided community service
for the local mental hospital, Red Cross, and Salvation Army.
Scope and Content
The Daughters of American Colonists Papers consist of Minute Books, Treasurer's Reports
and Scrapbooks of the Stockton (Calif.) Chapter (1957-1996) as well as Yearbooks and
periodical publications of the national organization (1963-1997).